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Shrimp and Vegetable Pulao

Shrimp and vegetable pulao is a very simple and easy pulao. It is mild and less spicy but very delicious and aromatic. It is immensely easy as a lunch box recipe and also for potlucks. You will surely enjoy this easy pulao.


Basmathi Rice- 2 cups
Shrimp- 150 grams
Cut vegetables- 1 cup
Onion- 1
Green chilly- 2
Ginger- 1 inch peice
Garlic- 4
Red chilly - 1/3 tsp
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon- 1 stick
Cardamon- 2
cloves - 4
Lemon juice- 1 whole
salt to taste
cilantro leaves for garnish
Oil 2 tsp
Ghee- 1 tsp

Clean and marinate shrimp with salt, a pinch of turmeric and chilly powder and set aside.
Cut vegetables into small cubes. Here I have used carrots, green peas, beans and frozen corn.

Heat oil and ghee in a deep heavy skillet or a pressure cooker and add in the whole masalas and allow them to get roasted. Now add ginger and garlic and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add in onions, salt and fry it till golden brown. Add the shrimp and turmeric powder and saute for another minute till it is half done. Finally add the vegetables and washed, drained rice and stir fry it till the rice get well coated with oil. Add 4+ 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and close with a tight lid and cook the rice for 15- 20 minutes till the rice gets tender and the water is fully absorbed. (If using a  pressure cooker close and cook in high. After the first whistle lower the flame to medium and switch off after the second. Let it rest for 6-8 minutes before opening the lid). Pour in lemon juice and gently separate the rice by using a fork. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot.

Try this...

Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. Suja, wonderful presentation and the recipe looks very simple and gud. Loved it !!!

  2. Shrimp pulao is our fav...adding veggies is a nice and yumm twist

  3. :) 2007ലെ “ബാച്ചിലര്‍” ജീവിതം ഓര്‍മ്മ വന്നു... “സിമ്പിള്‍ പുലാവ്” ഐഡിയ എവിടെ നിന്ന് കിട്ടി എന്ന് കൂടി എഴുതാമായിരുന്നു.... :)

  4. Nice pics and a wonderful recipe too..

  5. Thanks all for the sweet comments..
    @Manoj..para vakkalae..
    pleasant surprise..thanks my ever supporting dear..and thanks for the recipe also ;)

  6. lovely presentation...looks so delicious...

  7. Thats a fantastic presentation! looks so yummmy

  8. Looks so yummy and beautiful presentation...

  9. Suja..New look to the blog is excellent, Nannaytundu tou.

    Adding veggies is a great twist ..Love the pulav

    Kairali sisters

  10. Your blog looks so beautiful, fresh and so spacious now..i really liked it and this beautiful rice as well...very lovely presentation suja...

  11. Lovely presentation!! Pulav looks colorful and extremely tasty!!! Asalayittundu :) Bookmarked!!

  12. Wat an elegant and tempting pulao, love this shrimp and veggie combo anytime..Mouthwatering pulao..

  13. suja wow what a delicious one yarr..vegettable and shrimp pulao looks so colorful nicely presented..

  14. hi thanks fr stopping by my blog...shrimp pulao looks yum..

  15. Great pulav recipe Suja...looks so good...the rice looks so fluffy and very tasty :)

  16. Great pulav recipe Suja...looks so good...the rice looks so fluffy and very tasty :)

  17. simple and tempting recipe...the rice looks so fluffy and those cute liitle orange prawns rock the show...lovely presented palatte

  18. Shrimp pulao looks very delicious and inviting...truly a party dish dear.

  19. This one looks soooooooooooooooo good dear, Very very tempting amd rice combination. Prawns added to anything gives a very good taste.
    I like this very much. Very nice click too..

  20. Suja, this shrimp pulao looks soo delicious n yummy, i wont miss shrimp in my week menu atleast twice in a week. Sure i will try ur version next time.

  21. Shrimp and veg pulav...looks terrific, very comforting meal. Love ur presentation.

  22. Thanks all for your sweet comments..

  23. Thanks Kairali sisters and Sushma.. I was trying to give my blog a fresh look. I am really excited and happy to know that u guys liked it.

  24. Thanks SS ..Welcome to my blog :)

  25. I've been looking for a good shrimp recipe to make for my mom, so this shrimp and vegetable pulao would be perfect for her. She's always loved shrimp, veggies, and rice, so this recipe would be something that she would like to eat when she visits me this weekend. I was wondering what made this rice look yellow when I saw that the recipe calls for turmeric. That spice would really add a kick to this recipe, so I should remember to add it in this dish.

    1. Hi Judy,thanks for stopping by,the color is from turmeric powder. I hope your mom enjoys this pulao :)
      Happy Weekend !


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